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Chris Melissinos

Former Chief Gaming Officer and Chief Evangelist for Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Former Chief Gaming Officer and Chief Evangelist for Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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Chris Melissinos Biography

Chris Melissinos is the former Chief Gaming Officer and Chief Evangelist for Sun Microsystems, Inc., as well as the Guest Curator of "The Art of Video Games" exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  A highly regarded speaker, Melissinos is an authority on the intersection of technology and popular culture, trends in future technology application, and the impact of technology and new media in an increasingly connected world.

Over his career, Melissinos has contributed to and led the development of several technologies,  including Java technology focused on media and entertainment industries, mobile technologies, and server technologies for massively connected, global experiences. His expertise in technology adoption, social platforms, developer communities, and impact of technology as a change agent has made him a sought-after speaker around the world. Offering insight into transforming education, social changes in youth culture, next-generation technology development and emerging development communities, Melissinos' speaking resume includes high profile conferences such as JavaOne, SISCTI, Game Developers Conference, NUTN, E3, PAX, 3GSM, Stanford's AlwaysOn, and Harvard's Cyberposium, in additional to lecturing at universities around the world.

Melissinos is also the guest curator for "The Art of Video Games" exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  The first show if its kind, "The Art of Video Games" explores the 40 year  evolution of video games as an art medium and  the impact of video games on American culture.  He is also the author of the companion book "The Art of Video Games: From Pac-Man to Mass Effect".

Chris Melissinos Videos

  • The NYU Game Center Lecture Series: Chris Melissinos on Vimeo
  • Chris Melissinos @ Smithsonian American Art Museum: The Art of ...

Chris Melissinos Books

  • The Art of Video Games: From Pac-Man to Mass Effect
    The Art of Video Games: From Pac-Man to Mass Effect

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    Chris Melissinos is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Entertainers, Entertainment, Internet and New Media, Science and Technology, Social Media, Technology.
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Chris Melissinos is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chris Melissinos for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Chris Melissinos generally travels from VA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kevin Allocca, Jon Steinberg, Nash Grier, Dana Brunetti and Don Levy. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chris Melissinos for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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